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Mr Blair is being paid to advise the Colombian canada goose outlet shop government on how it spends 2 billion earned from mining deals.

The contract, obtained by The Telegraph, reveals that the Colombian government does not pay any fees for his services. Instead, the fees owed to Tony Blair Associates (TBA), Mr Blair consultancy firm, canada goose outlet store are paid for by an oil rich Gulf state where Mr Blair has developed close links.

canada goose outlet ottawa The deal raises questions over Mr Blair role as a Middle East peace envoy and whether he has used that position to befriend wealthy rulers in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are now funding his private consultancy work in Colombia, among other countries. canada goose outlet ottawa

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official canada goose outlet UAE is supposed to be a leading donor government canada goose outlet uk sale on the issue of Gaza and the West Bank, so what does Tony Blair put first, his role as Quartet envoy or his role as a businessman when dealing with them? What is the nature of all these contracts? There is still a lack of transparency about it. official canada goose outlet

canada goose outlet online uk The contract has also prompted concern in Colombia over why UAE was funding Mr Blair advisory role in the country, with one senior prosecutor writing to the president demanding an inquiry. canada goose outlet online uk

The year long contract was signed on Oct 22, 2013, between Windrush Ventures No 3 LP, a canada goose outlet canada limited partnership set up by Mr Blair to channel fees for work done by TBA on behalf of foreign governments, and Colombia department of national planning.

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Windrush Ventures No 3 LP does not need to publish accounts and can legitimately keep its income hidden from public scrutiny.

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canada goose uk site The 2013 contract, which runs to 34 pages, gave Mr Blair and his team the power to conduct stocktake of Colombia numerous mining deals, worth 2 billion a year in royalties paid by outside companies for mining concessions. canada goose uk site

canada goose outlet michigan The contract states no fees are being paid to TBA by the Colombian government. But the Colombian government has admitted that United Arab Emirates through the Office of Tony Blair [Windrush Ventures No 3 LP] domiciled in the UK had signed an agreement support the implementation of the new rules on how money from mining deals is distributed in Colombia. canada goose outlet michigan

canada goose outlet official Mr Blair is estimated to have earned between 50 and 100 since quitting as prime minister, largely through his consultancy businesses. Among those consultancy jobs, Mr Blair is a canada goose outlet store uk paid adviser to Mubadala, Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund which bought a gold mine in Colombia two months ago. canada goose outlet official

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Mr Blair insists on strict secrecy in his business dealings with no fewer than 10 clauses dealing with confidentiality.

relating to Mr Blair which are not directly connected to the contract must be canada goose outlet black friday handed over and destroyed.

one specific clause entitles his wife Cherie Blair to accompany him on any visit to Colombia.

The canada goose outlet new york city contract gives Mr Blair and his team canada goose black friday sale an influential role in Colombia in overseeing changes to the way the money from mining deals is redistributed in the country.

TBA promises under the terms of the contract to conduct a stocktake of Colombia mining deals and to develop and processes for monitoring, control and evaluation of those deals to ensure that money paid to Colombia by mining companies for the right to extract minerals is not misappropriated.

The contract offers a fascinating insight into Mr Blair commercial dealings and further opens him up to accusations he has traded on his influence and contacts gained in Downing Street. Mr canada goose outlet jackets Blair is close friends with Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos, a multi millionaire media tycoon, with whom Mr Blair co wrote a political book in 1999.

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The prosecutor has questioned the suitability of Mr Blair as an adviser to the government when he is paid by the UAE.

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